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Police

Salem

— Officers responded to the 1000 block of West State Street at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in reference to a small child left unattended in a vehicle. The vehicle left prior to the arrival of officers, who will contact the vehicle’s registered owner.

— Officers responded to a 200 block West Pershing Street home at 12:54 p.m. Saturday where the resident reported she had let a friend barrow her rented car on Thursday and the friend had yet to return it.

— Officers responded to the 1000 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 1:25 p.m. Saturday where a woman reported someone had taken her bank card from her purse without her permission.

— Officers responded to Centennial Park at 2:06 p.m. Saturday in reference to unruly juveniles and spoke with the groups of juveniles, explaining the consequences of being unruly in the park.

— A North Lincoln Avenue resident reported at 2:27 p.m. Saturday she had been receiving unwanted calls and texts from a person she knows.

— An officer responded to the Salem Regional Medical Center at 2:54 p.m. Saturday to pick up an item involved with a possible drug overdose. Children services requested assistance with a new investigation pertaining to the overdose.

— An officer responded to Centennial Park at 6:56 p.m. Saturday where someone reported a suspicious male individual wearing a black shirt and black ball cap had asked if he wanted to buy some marijuana. The officer was unable to find the person in question.

— An officer checked the 800 block of Barclay Avenue at 7:14 p.m. Saturday in reference to an open burning complaint and spoke with the residents, advising them of the open burning ordinance.

— An officer responded to the are of East Pershing Street and South Ellsworth Avenue at 7:22 p.m. Saturday where a motorist reported hearing screaming. The officer found several juveniles playing in a yard.

— Officers responded to a 100 block North Lincoln Avenue business at 7:54 p.m. Saturday in reference to a male individual causing a disturbance. The man told officers he was being chased and threatened by people and that he was concerned for his children at his nearby residence. Officers returned the man to his home and found his children with a babysitter. The mother of children responded to pick them up. The man appeared to be suffering a mental issue as well as being intoxicated and he admitted to ingesting a white substance he believed to be meth. Medical personnel responded and transported the man to the Salem hospital for evaluation.

— Officers responded to a 900 block of East Fourth Street apartment building at 9:01 p.m. Saturday in reference to an unknown noise, but found nothing unusual.

— Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a 600 block East Sixth Street home at 9:04 p.m. Saturday and found that a woman and her husband had been visiting her mother when she became intoxicated and irate and attempted to prevent her daughter from leaving the husband. nothing physical occurred and the couple was able to leave together.

— Officers responded to a 200 block Continental Drive nursing facility at 10:42 p.m. Saturday in reference to a male and female walking behind the building. After checking the area without finding the two people, officers were approached staff members who said they believed the two were inside the building and were the ones responsible for previous damage to the building. Officers checked the inside of the building but were unable to find the two people.

— An officer responded to the area of Hawley Avenue and East Fifth Street at 11:44 p.m. Saturday in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The driver of the vehicle said he had seen a group of people in his back yard and had been driving around the block trying to find them. The officer found a juvenile in the area who said he was just walking through the alley when the driver saw him. The juvenile was given a ride to his sister’s home nearby.

— Officers responded with the fire department and medical personnel to a 900 Homewood Avenue home at 5:22 a.m. Sunday in reference to an unknown medical call. They were able to gain entry to the home and found a male individual in bed who said he had not called 911. His phone, however, showed that 911 had been called from the device. The man denied needing medical assistance. His mother was contacted and she said her son did not have any none medical conditions. She said she would be returning home.

Salem Township

— Jessica Bacha, Salem Unity Road, reported at 5:58 p.m. Friday she received a response to an item she posted for sale online, but then the buyer began using derogatory language with her during negotiations. The resident said she blocked the buyer and reported her to the site manager. She was advised to also inform the buyer she contacted police and to stop all communications with her.

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